Burglar Caught During Home Invasion Does the Unthinkable

After a woman in Palm Bay, Florida, allegedly caught Johnathan Johnson going through her boyfriend's things at her home, 20-year-old Johnson reportedly confessed to her that he was indeed robbing her -- but only so he could buy his son gifts for Christmas. The woman obviously called police because what else does one do when a potentially dangerous person has broken into their home? But despite having every opportunity to run like the wind, the alleged thief reportedly stayed put and did something unbelievable.

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The woman told police she asked the man to leave the premises, but that instead of doing so, he reportedly fixed a screen he had knocked in so that he could break into her apartment.

The victim also checked and realized she was missing $260. Yep, you can guess who had it. Johnson reportedly told her that he forgot to give it to her and returned her money -- as well as all of the belongings he had stolen from her.

Being a nice guy only gets you so far, I'm afraid. Police still arrested the young man and charged him with theft.

If I were in this woman's shoes, I could see being tempted to let the suspect off the hook. But doing so would have been socially irresponsible. Maybe the suspect is really just a nice kid who got mixed in with the wrong folks and who suffered from a momentary lapse of reason. Let's hope getting arrested is the best thing to happen to this suspect.

Would you have let this suspect off the hook?

 

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